When to Remove Burlap Over Lawn Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Fairport, NY
Question by ndohrn
September 12, 1999
I recently renovated my front yard and put burlap over the grass seed to protect it from birds and from blowing away. My question is when do I remove the burlap? Grass is starting to grow, but not in all areas. Will it hurt the new grass to keep the burlap on for a while?

Answer from NGA
September 12, 1999


The traditional method was to leave the burlap there and just let the grass grow up through it. Eventually the burlap should rot away assuming you used a natural fiber type and not a synthetic.

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